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A new position as research scientist is available at the Tromsø Office of the Research and Development Department, Section for Ocean and Ice. The position is open for three years with a possibility for extension to a permanent position.
The activity at the Ocean and Ice Section encompasses numerical ocean prediction, environmental prediction, climate studies, and analysis of observations, in particular satellite remote sensing data. Remote sensing work is focusing on analysis of satellite data to obtain information on ocean and cryosphere parameters, in particular sea ice and sea surface temperature. See http://met.no/Hav_og_is/ for more information. The work is carried out in collaboration with other institutions, national and international, and to a large extent through externally funded projects.
Detailed analysis of the sea ice is an essential part of operational weather and ocean forecasting, and long time series of sea ice is important for climate monitoring. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has a responsibility on European level for daily estimations of global sea ice information (Arctic and Antarctic ice concentration, edge, type and drift). This is partly organized in the EUMETSAT OSI SAF project, see http://osisaf.met.no. The new position is linked to further development of this service. It will include development of methods for objective satellite data analysis, prototyping, testing and organizing of software as well as product validation and monitoring. The work will be in close co-operation with the operational Sea Ice Service at the Institute, who is responsible for the daily detailed ice analysis for Norwegian areas.
Requirements for the applicants:
· A PhD or Master's degree or equivalent in oceanography/meteorology, physics, applied mathematics or equivalent.
· Experience with use of satellite data and extraction of geophysical parameters.
· Experience with mathematical / statistical methods.
· Demonstrated programming experience in a Linux environment.
· Demonstrated programming experience in C.
· It is desirable with experience in scripting languages (Perl, Python or similar)
· Good skills in English, writing and oral, is required. However the Institute is using Norwegian as main working language and foreign speaking candidates must be willing to learn Norwegian.
The candidate must be able to work in a team as well as taking individual responsibility and contribute to innovation.
Salary and benefits:
· Salary according to “forsker 1108 or 1109”, depending on qualifications
· Membership in the Norwegian State Pension Fund
· 6 month reciprocal trial period
It is a human relations objective that the staff should reflect the population composition of Norway in general, both with regard to gender and cultural diversity.
More information can be obtained from Lars-Anders Breivik (+47 22963333), Frode Dinessen (+47 77621357) and Steinar Eastwood (+47 22963354).